The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Conrad, 61
Born: Sunday, February 19, 1956
Died: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ruth Barker, 75
Born: Sunday, December 21, 1941
Died: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Arthur Shilt, 76
Born: Tuesday, April 15, 1941
Died: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Karl Simmang, 80
Born: Saturday, October 16, 1937
Died: Sunday, December 10, 2017

Viola "Vicky" M. Kennedy, 86
Born: Monday, June 01, 1931
Died: Friday, December 08, 2017

Upcoming Events

Jan 16Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Jan 23Grief to Peace / Tri County
Jan 27Winter Tree ID
Feb 044th Annual Chocolate In the Chapel
Feb 20Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Feb 27Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 03 - Mar 03Owl Prowl
Mar 20Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Mar 27Grief to Peace / Tri County
Apr 01Easter Sunrise Service / Spring Grove